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    September 8, 2010
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carrying black voters by a substantial margin. and we have seen that consistently in the polling since we started looking at it last november. >> fenty leads gray. among black voters, gray leads fenty 62 to 17 percent. >> we have consistently seen in the polling that many african american voters who supported adrian fenty four years ago are no longer supporting him now for a variety of reasons, some of which are personal and some of which involve issues. >> one surprise for a poll this close to election day. both candidates have become more likable over the last three weeks, which is unusual going into the election day. but it does show that vincent gray has a much higher like ability factor by 11 points than adrian fenty does. >> early voting has begun with both candidates getting their voters to the polls. >> absolutely. turnout is critical in this election. the ability of each campaign to get their voters to the polls
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will ultimately determine who is the winner. >> gray has less money and organization and those organizations are in get out the vote mode big time right now. knowing lesley, it's the key. >> they have less than a week to go. thank you for that. we are still awaiting a comment from the fenty campaign on these latest poll numbers. coming up tonight at 7:00. bruce johnson sits down with vincent gray for reaction on the poll, plus you'll see his full sit down interview at 11:00. fairfax county police are looking for a man who attacked a a woman at a bus stop. delia is live and do police have any leads at all? >> reporter: very few leads, unfortunately. they are hoping now that folks have come home from work, watching the newscast and seeing the increased police presence, perhaps they will
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come out with more information. this is a pretty heavily traveled road, so police are hoping that someone did see something. here's what we know so far. the suspect crept up from behind the victim, grabbing her as she stood at that bus stop. police tell us the victim was able to fight off her attacker, scattering evidence, including her eyeglasses on the ground. the young woman was catching a bus to work. it was 4:30 in the morning. >> anyone who is commuting or jogging or out at darkness early in the morning or late at night, certainly needs to take precautions. >> it's scary, because a lot of us go out all times of day or night, depending on our jobs and to think that someone could be lurking in the neighborhood, it's upsetting. >> earlier this afternoon, a canine was brought in to sniff for leads on the suspect, looking at a possible route that he traveled throughout the neighborhood to get here. he is described as a heavy set man between 35 and 40 years old. back here live on the scene,
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neighbors wonder if the suspect may have hid behind that bridge wall before he attacked this morning. that brick wall, we can tell you, has been here since the neighborhood was developed in the 1950s. neighbors want it torn down now they say. we made several calls this afternoon to find out who owns the property and who maintains that wall? the county doesn't, they tell us vdot does. a spokesperson couldn't confirm, but she tells us she will investigate. we're live tonight, delia, 9news now. well could a christmas tree open the door to the ku klux klan? the board of supervisors threw the door open for the first ten groups that want to set up displays. religious display, nonreligious displays, as long as they are safe and don't hang on the fence. there's a long tradition of a christmas tree and native they scene at courthouse. but the one supervisor who voted no fears keeping that tradition means the county would have to accept an
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application from the kkk. >> you know, there is a long tradition of not letting black people sit at certain counters and we had to end that. that was a good move. sometimes you make tough choices. sometimes you change tradition. sometimes that's how you move forward or protect liberty. >> atheists and gee jedi's applied. supporters say if you start picking and choosing who can put up displays, you run a foul of the constitution. the pastor of a small florida church remains defiant against worldwide criticism of his threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book. he is not backing down and he wants to send a message that radical islam should not be tolerated. >> to actually stand up, confront terrorism, there is something very much wrong with
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our policies. >> pakistan's ambassador to the united states is now calling on conservative radio and television host, glenn beck, who denounced the plan in hopes of -- the u.s. commander in afghanistan says destroying copies of the koran would put soldiers in jeopardy. hillary clinton is also weighing in. >> it doesn't in any way represent america or americans or american government or american religious or political leadership. >> the local gainesville fire department turned down the pastor's application for a burn permit. he is still within his rights to hold a protest. jones is now carrying a gun after receiving more than 100 death threats. and some of you are telling us what you think in our 9news now web poll. we asked what you thought. 23% of you said yes, it is a free country and he has the right to do it, while 76% of
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those, 76.6% say no. it's a bad idea and it could put our troops in the middle east in jeopardy. if you want to vote, you can still do it. go to our website, wusa9.com and click on our web poll. in about 20 minutes, the muslim community u.s.a. will hold a meeting to discuss this weekend's koran burning. their effort to desecrate the holy book. they will meet tonight at the silver city civic billing. imam will be speaking on behalf of the organization tonight. yesterday, religious leaders in washington met to discuss the event which they call religious bigotry. they held a news conference denouncing jones. after the break, we'll take a look at tonight's rush hour traffic and show you some hot spots you'll want to avoid. plus, you're telling us more about how you feel after a restaurant bans crying babies. we'll tell you what the owner says about asking screaming
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children to find another place to dine. top. >> still breezy and hot outside, but very, very comfortable. you want to get outside and walk the dog, very nice. we'll take you out with the almanac. you can access this on our website. go to the drop down menu and look at weather data. 96 and 74 go in the weather books. 93 tied the record high in dulles. we'll come back and talk about cooler air and we will talk about how long you keep your ac off. stay tuned. feeling back pain?
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things down in dc is from 295 from 11th street bridge all the way down to 495, taking drivers almost 30 minutes right now. that is really slow. no accidents that i can see, but right now you have 6 miles per hour. that is really slow. and finally wrapping up on 395, steady crawl, still from washington boulevard past seminary over to duke. no accidents here either and 95 southbound right now looking really good. lesley, back to you. >> all right, we'll take it. thank you. in tonight's consumer alert. more homeowners are taking the short route to pay off their home loans. between january and june of this year, 26% of people who refonsed their home loans opted for a 15 year fixed rate mortgage. and that shift may be attributed to some astonishingly low interest rates. the reston community yard sale is going to kick off this saturday. it's going to be at the isaac newton square. all kinds of things and to read more about what is going on in
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belong to the very people hard at work on the fire line. >> the commitment and the bravery and the dedication of the folks while they are out saving someone else's home, their home is burning down. >> incredible. the fire also forced 3500 people to evacwait. fire officials have now started to post the address of the building destroyed, or the buildings destroyed. they say it could be several days before anyone can return home. a man in minnesota is facing serious charges after lying about his wife's death to get some money. >> we thought we could trust him, but turned out we couldn't. >> police say the man worked as an umpire at a softball complex and he was posting signs that said his wife died in a hit-and-run crash and needed donations to hire a private investigator to find her killer. so some of the girls on a softball team wanted to help and they went door to door asking for money, but police say it was all a lie.
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his wife is not dead, in fact, she is very much alive and the couple is simply divorced. >> he didn't give any explanation other than he said he was trying to get back at his ex-wife, but he couldn't explain how taking money from these children would get back at his ex-wife. >> police now believe the man may have pulled this scam before. an orlando school was put on lockdown today over of all things, a stuffed animal. a stuffed animal, this poor pony had his last ride after authorities deemed it suspicious. they found it standing alone in the middle of the school parking lot yesterday morning and so the bomb squad was called in and they decided the best thing was to blow it up. the toy was determined to be no threatening. no word on whether the owner has been given the bad news about the toy's untimely end. a pony of all things. this next story is getting a lot of reaction from you. a restaurant in north carolina is telling parents with
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screaming children, you have to find some place else to eat. they posted a sign on the door that reads, screaming children will not be tolerated. and the owner says she is asking the parents to take their children outside when they become unruly and loud. if they don't want to do that, they can kindly leave all together. the owner says she only posted the sign after getting several complaints from customers. well, here's what some people are saying. he thinks is this great idea and posted, i think it's awesome. i'm the mother of three and my children have never acted a fool in a restaurant. yup, when you say it like that, they probably haven't. if they did, i would remove them immediately. why should the dining experiences be ruined by my kids? but jones disagrees and writes a restaurant is a public facility, so there will be some amount of uncontrollable noise. if you don't like it, stay home. you can join in, tell us what you think and click on our facebook page.
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we have breaking news to tell you about out of baltimore. another story about fire. this is firefighters working the scene of a four-alarm fire. we're showing you a live picture right now from sky 9. this is a three story building on calhoun street. and firefighters from all over the city are working to knock it down. we will bring you an update as soon as we know more. a nine-year-old mutt in florida is showing everybody you really can teach an old dog new tricks. this tiny canine knows how to sit, spin, jump, even ride a motorcycle. neighbors say they often see this talented dog sitting on the front of her owner's bike and since she had such good balance that the next trick should be on the water. >> he was going to water ski and i didn't believe it. > hop on there. >> i told all the neighbors. >> sure enough, there she goes. >> huh. well it seems she is getting more fans across the country.
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her owner set up a facebook page just for her. can gibby do that? >> no. >> okay, but still a good dog. >> gibby is a love dog. he sleeps, he loves. he sleeps, he loves, that's about all he does. i'm glad he had a life preserver on. safety first. >> you call this a good day? >> you say a good hair day, except for the fact there are 30-mile per hour winds. the relative humidity is lower, it's down to 11%. i cannot remember it any lower. here's your forecast first. the next three days look like this. glorious tomorrow. near 80. breezy, sunshine, upper 70s on friday. a little warmer on saturday, but a nice day. clouds come in saturday late or at night, but today is fine. temperatures low 80s do not cancel or change your tee times. we'll break down tomorrow, cool to start, no doubt. low 60s and then low 70s. pure sunshine by noon and 80s by lunchtime. it will be breezy tomorrow. we won't have the strong winds
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we had today. we have a red flag warning. what does that mean? don't burn anything. we have the winds, we have low humidity and that means don't burn anything. watch your cigarette butts and eastern and west virginia, it's banned until further notice. what contributes to that is dry air, 11% humidity, and the wind. 25-mile per hour winds at national. 19 at andrews. 29 up in martinsburg and 28 in winchester. still a little bit gusty with the wind. they'll settle down a little bit. look at the relative humidity. it's up to 12% now. 15% in manassas and 17% at andrews. i mean that is some kind of drive for us. tonight, clear skies, breezy, and cooler. turn off the ac, open the windows. i wouldn't open the windows too far, though, or too much in the suburbs. low 50s tonight. low 60s downtown and winds calm down to a reasonable northwest 10 to 15. lows tonight inside the beltway, very comfortable. low to mid 60s and then 50s in
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college park. mid 50s in bowie. up to the north, 55 in reston and 53 in leesburg. tomorrow morning, mostly sunny, breezy and cool. 50s and 60s to start. and by afternoon, mostly sunny, breezy. spectacular. highs near 80 and winds northwesterly. next seven days, 79 tomorrow. breezy and spectacular. upper 70s on friday. low 80s on saturday. thank you for the e-mail. terps in town against morgan state. the game will be fine. clouds come in saturday night. don't see any showers until towards sunday morning and showers and maybe thunderstorms on and off all sunday. could affect the redskin game at night. around 80 for a high and low 80s on monday. we are back in the 70s and mid 70s by wednesday. >> we are liking those temperatures. we are looking at those bills and we are liking those temperatures. so albert is staying for now. >> i think for now is the operative phrase in that sentence. i think mike shanahan will
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ultimately get rid of him if he can get anybody to take him. they may not want him, but they have him, at least for one more week. we'll tell you as the trade prospect. plus, we shall call him the baseball hamburgerlar. find out why, 9sports next. it's time for a mayor who will end the cronyism and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments
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earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city. ♪ [ female announcer ] you choose the cutest outfits. which free detergent are you washing them in? switch to tide free & gentle. no other free detergent is milder on skin. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. tide free for coldwater also available.
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i think it's greatove about how they put politicss union? above my child's education. it's cool how the union makes it almost impossible to fire bad teachers. it's impressive how my dues money supports politicians i don't even like.
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dc's teachers union has failed our kids, played politics, and now is threatening to file a lawsuit to block recent progress. find out more at teachersunionexposed.com/dc. thanks, teachers unions. it's time for 9sports with brett haber, the best sports in time. >> selfish juvenile, all words that have been described as albert haynesworth. you can add another word, radioactive because nobody wants to touch the guy. having tried and failed over the last 24 hours, mike shanahan announced today that the round mound of frown will be with the redskins when they played dallas this sunday night. you wouldn't say if haynesworth would play in the game and wouldn't rule out trading albert again, but for now he stays. >> albert had a great practice
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today. he'll be ready to go this weekend and i think we'll leave it at that. >> albert is one of our brothers in the locker room. albert is practicing with us. albert is going to play and he's going to be a guy we are all cheering for to get to the quarterback, because i have been there. albert sacked me last year and that wasn't fun. >> the pity is the fact that it has attracted attention from what should be the most exciting week of the year. dallas as you may recall went 11-5 last year and won the nfc east. more importantly, they beat the redskins twice, allowing washington just six points total in the two games combined. but sunday is the start of a new era. the shanahan mcnabb era and the redskins view this game as a chance to make a statement against the team they hate the most. >> people tell me they don't care as long as they beat dallas. they look at this as, you know,
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big time game and i definitely want to go out there and set the tone. >> this is dallas week, man. there's nothing more to be said. if you are here in dc, virginia, maryland territory, this is where it starts. this is the best of the nfc east and go for it. >> bust some heads. absolutely. meanwhile we are two days away from the latest edition of operation football. tonight's campus correspondent comes courtesy of jessica at boone's burro high school in maryland. that's andy with a 40-yard bomb to aaron turner. nice shooting. it was part of their 40-18 win over owings mill. if you would like to see more or if you would like to become a campus corresponder, click on high schoolsports.net. good chance today was the last time you'll see morgan for a while. the nats are off tomorrow and then friday the florida marlins
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come to town. that is the team that niger brawled with last wednesday and you can bet the commissioner will finalize his suspension before that little thing rolls around on friday. nats with a matinee against the mets today. 5th inning, this is wilson ramos. does not have a major league home run. he does now. two-run shot ties the game at 2. it stayed that way until the top of the 7th. nick evans, sean burnett saws off his bat, but that ball dribbles up the line for a double and that would be the game winner. nats fall 3-2. still stuck on 60 wins. the o's at yankee stadium. birds led this one 2-1. bottom of the 9th. up came nick swisher with a man on. thank you very much, a walkoff for the man who is engaged to joanna garcia of gossip girl. he needs an irs audit just to come down to earth. at the u.s. open, all the american men -- getting
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stronger as time goes on. the three seed putting a beat down moments ago on francis. 7-6, reaching the semis for the fourth straight year. we have federer tonight. that's going to be a popcorn match. finally, you have to know how to multitask in the modern world. that includes when you are at a baseball game in toronto where this fan catches this ball. watch him. hamburger in the left hand, baseball in the right hand and he just keeps on eating like nothing ever happened. i hang with that. that's a good catch with the burger. >> he is like, back away from my ball and my burger. >> plus, those burgers are like -- you can't afford to drop the burger. >> that's right. that is it for us, stay with wusa9.com and the cbs evening news up next, derek will see you at 7:00. have a great night. >> couric: tonight, despite